Importing a banner to DoubleClick (DFA/DCM)

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016 10:32AM CEST

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    Direct Publishing

    Setting up the Direct Publishing

    1. Login to your DCM account(requires an administrative account)
    2. Go to Admin -> User Profiles
    3. Create a New User and insert the following values
      Email - networks@bannerflow.com
      Confirm email - networks@bannerflow.com
      Profile name - bannerflow_integration
      Can be anything but recommended to include bannerflow so it's easily distinguishable.
      User role - The user roles need full access to All campaigns
    4. When the user is created, please send a notice to your BannerFlow Account Manager or to support@bannerflow.com and we'll complete the integration for you.

    Publishing

    1. In BannerFlow, go into the banner set where your banners are located.
    2. Click on Publish or on Publish for a specific banner.
    3. Choose the option "DoubleClick Campaign Manager".
    4. Select the Banners you would like to get the Banner Tags for and then proceed by clicking Select x banners.
    5. Set necessary settings and Select the Advertiser and Campaign from your DCM account and then click Publish.

    Troubleshoot error messages

    Error Reason
    Object reference not set to an instance of an object This generally means that the banners are attempted to be published when their image banners isn't generated yet. Please wait a few minutes for them to generate and try again.
    Object reference not set to an instance of an object The name of the file can only contain the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 . = - _[]
    Image banner/fallback image exceeds the maximum image size allowed for your account(your max limit) The image banner/fallback image is larger than the maximum image file size limit on your DCM account. Either optimize them or increase the limit(requires contact with Google/DCM)
     

    Banner Tags

    In BannerFlow

    1. In BannerFlow, go into the banner set where your banners are located.
    2. Click on Publish or on Publish for a specific banner.
    3. Get Banner Tags unless you get to select banners right away.
    4. Select the Banners you would like to get the Banner Tags for and then proceed by clicking Select x banners.
    5. Find DoubleClick DFA/DCM in the list of networks. Once DoubleClick DFA is selected, you should see the Banner Tags updated with necessary parameters for DoubleClick DFA/DCM.

    6. Copy the Banner tags and/or save them to a text file if preferred.

    Please note

    There are two DFA/DCM options. The one ending with BF allow you to decide the final landing page from BannerFlow whereas the one ending with DFA let you specify the final landing page in DFA/DCM instead.

    In DoubleClick DFA/DCM

    1. Log in to your DFA/DCM account.
    2. Go to your campaign you are going to run your banners for.
    3. Now click on “New” and then choose “Custom In-Page”.
       

    4. In the "New creative" panel, enter the desired creative name, set the “Dimensions” to the banner’s format size and then insert the embed code you exported/copied from BannerFlow in the “HTML Code” field.
       

    5. Click “Save”, and you’re done.
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